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Trustees and risk taking

on 24 May 2019 , 5 minute read

At our recent seminar hosted at the Clothworkers' Hall trustees shared the way they approach risk, and how their management and acceptance of it was advantageous to their charities. Here NPC Consultant Nicola Pritchard shared some of the insights from the day.

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Three ways to wield power well

on 22 May 2019 , 4 minute read

The role of funders in tackling social problems is increasingly under public scrutiny. With power comes responsibility, but you must recognise you have power before you can be fully aware of how far your responsibilities extend.

Should you fund a charities’ mental health app?

on 14 May 2019

New NPC research highlights the massive potential of apps, developed by charities, to help young people with their mental health. But a crowded market, risk and cost are just some of the issues charities face doing this. So how should funders support them?

How do charities work with prisons in 2019?

on 10 May 2019

Listen to our new podcast on charities and the criminal justice system.

Troubled Families is not the Holy Grail

on 8 May 2019

The evaluation of the Troubled Families program is one the biggest ever attempted of a government social program. NPC CEO Dan Corry explains why it is a cause for optimism but also a shining example of all the difficulties of evaluation at this scale.

Strength in numbers: Co-development of the Youth Investment Fund’s shared evaluation framework

By Karen Scalon & Kevin Franks
on 2 May 2019

NPC and CYI are launching the evaluation framework of the Youth Investment Fund (YIF) learning project. It provides the structure for the largest shared evaluation of open access youth provision in the UK to date and was co designed with over 90 YIF grantees.

How is civil society in the UK coping with Brexit?

By Jane Thomas
on 25 April 2019

Jane Thomas, of the Brexit Civil Society Alliance, explores the Brexit related issues the Alliance is hearing discussed by
third sector and civil society organisations around the country.

What are charities and funders going to do about Brexit?

on 15 April 2019

With attention in government and the country at large focused on the policy recuperation and political drama of Brexit, is it time for charities and funders to assert their independence?

Power dynamics in grant making

on 9 April 2019

The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Do they understand their role in the systems that create social issues and should they be seeking to share or even give away their power?

NPC Ignites: People, Impact, Purpose

on 2 April 2019

What can you expect from our annual conference NPC Ignites 2019?

Where are we on health?

on 21 March 2019

With government paralysed by Brexit, Dan Corry, NPC CEO, finds hope in the potential for collaboration between charities and the health service.

Walking the Talk: Putting workplace equality, diversity and inclusion into practice

on 14 March 2019

A new cross sectoral partnership between NPC, brap, Community Links, Chwarae Teg, The Peel, Trustees Unlimited and Russam.

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